Walnut and Birch quilt rack

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Project by Dave Smith posted 08-20-2017 12:18 AM 1963 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife volunteered me to make a quilt rack for the new daughter-in-law. This idea came to me. It’s about 6’ tall × 32” wide × 2’ deep. Frame is Walnut, dowels are Birch. Frame joints were cut by hand. Dowel joints cut with drillpress. Wedges are Ash (what I had handy). Finished with 4 coats of linseed oil and 4 coats of wipe on polyurethane. I normally like to finish Walnut with oil linseed or dutch oil and then beeswax, but I was afraid the wax would soak into the quilts. I have much respect for the quilters art. I have even stolen some ideas from them for woodworking.

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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#1 posted 08-20-2017 02:35 AM

Very nicely done Dave. I really like the wedged through tenons on the base.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#2 posted 08-20-2017 04:47 PM

This is a beautiful quilt rack.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 02-04-2018 01:16 AM

Very nice quilt rack. I like the way the top section is pinned, but looks like it is balanced by the quilts.


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